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Old 08-12-18, 04:48 PM
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Default GS460 1U V8 Oil Use

Interested in other owners chiming in here.
Bought Mobil1 0-20W EP Synthetic oil and a Toyota filter.
What are you 460 (1U) owners using?

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I'm lazy and take it to the stealership for the oil changes now, so I believe Castrol is what's used. Mobil 1 and Liqui Moly are my personal go-to's when I used to change it myself. All synthetic, of course.
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I would never run oil that thin in my GS.
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Originally Posted by tghw View Post
I would never run oil that thin in my GS.
And quite possibly you shouldn’t

Also the reason I specifically posted GS460. ^
GS460 are listed as factory recommended 0-20W.
Thats why I went with Mobil 1 EP synthetic 0-20W
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Originally Posted by HaryGahtoe View Post


And quite possibly you shouldn’t

Also the reason I specifically posted GS460. ^
GS460 are listed as factory recommended 0-20W.
Thats why I went with Mobil 1 EP synthetic 0-20W
Even if I had a 460 I wouldn't run oil that thin. I don't care what the manufacturers recommend. The manufacturer's mainly spec it to improve fuel mileage. The viscosity of that stuff is like water.

I'm not suggesting what you should do, that's just my personal opinion.
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I've always used 5w-20 in my 460, and that's what I now have the dealership use. Never had any issues, and as tghw said, it's simply to improve fuel economy, which I personally couldn't care less about when it comes to protecting my engine long term. I'm sure 0w-20 is just fine, but my vote goes to 5w-20.
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